Is #Metoo still going on ITTL? If so I know a few people who need to pay for their crimes.
Well, in some ways not that much and in other ways alot. Call of Duty pre-Modern Warfare remained the same most likely. Modern Warfare is probably the same in terms of gameplay. Story would probably be different and may have elements of environmentalism. It serves as a reflection as to how the US and to a lesser extent NATO is forging forward with clean environmental energy while Russia is a giant petrolcartel state, especially with what Putin does. The tone is also probably a bit toned down given the influence in having Gore as President rather than Bush.How has Call of Duty changed ITTL?
Just because I didn’t put everyone’s name doesn’t mean they slipped and remember, it happened earlier. You can’t charge someone in 2010 for a crime they will do in 2015.I think another round of MeToo is gonna happen. Certain people slipped the net and they may be revisited. I can see the defense of Roman Polanski by a lot of people looking really bad.
ANYWAY I want to try my hand at a 24 effort post. I think it could be made to work even with Bin Laden’s defeat.
Yay your back! Great pop culture update!((This ain't dead! Just been busy! Will add more this later!))
Pop Culture in the McCain Administration Pt. 1: 2008-2012
Pop Culture of the McCain Administration would be viewed as a turning point within the American zeitgeist. While some viewed the Gore Administration as a continuation of 90s culture or perhaps a refinement, the McCain Administration would be marked by the Great Recession and the after-effects that would come with that. However, mroe accurately, this is considered more of a transistion period given how the Recession happened in late 2009 and early 2010. Despite this, it still came with a pronounced effect. While domestic issues were being somewhat neglected, especially with the rising calls to legalize homosexual marriage coming louder, foreign issues had an impact as American intervention in nations across would reach surprising success in part because of the meticulous care and effort put into it to not screw it up, it did bring some focus back into the Middle East for a little while. When the Recession hit, there was a large sense of panic and concern, with faith being put into the McCain Administration to resolve the issue, especially with bipartisan support. However, as more time has passed by, there is a growing sense of doubt and concern over the Administration is adequate enough. Others meanwhile began actually blaming the Administration and both political parties in part for their support of the rich and corporations for doing as such. As such, many see the pop culture here as being the last bastion of the old and the beginning of the new age that will be coming to grow.
Internet culture was also to beginning to have more of an effect. Project MAY-O began branching out when OpenFilm joined in and they renegotiated their contracts of their unique business venture. The two big name successes was of Canadian musician Justin Bieber and of the film trilogy adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series. Justin Bieber, under the mentorship of Justin Timberlake and careful guidance of Artistshare and associates, rose to become a prominent and beloved musician. Thanks to Timberlake, he helped him deal with the potential excesses of fame along with maintaining a good and healthy view. Bieber seemed to bring back a sort of nostalgia for boy band-esque music while also branching out to his own paths while helping other musicians growing on YouTube. Other instances included the retirement of Fred Rogers from his webshow, bringing fears that his time on the show Meanwhile, the surprising successes of the McCain administration abroad within the Middle East also was bringing some influence. Other shifts were the deaths of people like Steve Jobs and Micheal Jackson, the #MeToo movement, Wikileaks breaking out and so on. Pop culture is undergoing a shift.
The seventh generation of the console wars entered its end over in the McCain Administration. The PS3 did well, but not enough to Sony's standards that would be needed. The Xbox 360 crushed it as their merger with SEGA meant exclusive console exclusive for Sonic the Hedgehog, Yazuka, Shenmue, Phantasy Star, Super Monkey Ball, Bayonetta and many others on it that would dominate over in Japan while other games did well in the US along with a growing cross section. However, the Xbox 360 would lose, albeit barely, to the Nintendo Wii, who's charm in motion gameplay got many people to get up and play, creating an enjoyable experience for the whole family along with having some more classics for people to play in. Sony would be force to reexamine themselves regarding maketing and gaming while hoping matters improved while Nintendo realized it would need to up its game some more regarding mechanics and creativity. While they were not in the contest for power, they did remember not to put style over substance. It was this decision that led to delay the Wii's successor by a year to further work on it and make sure there were plenty of console exclusives out to better compete with it. Over on handhelds, smartphone game has been seeing a growing rise and becoming the first real competition to Nintendo's dominance on it beyond Sony's PSP. However, it will now be seen how prominent it is becoming with the release of the Nintendo UDS and the Playstation Vita. While more powerful, the Vita's higher costs and production values with the games may doom it while the UDS has used nostalgia to market Nintendo 64 remakes to its audiences and using the income to help come up with new IPs and ideas to be seen. MMOs meanwhile have continued to grow though new games like League of Legends and Minecraft have been seeing new ways to play online. The former started a craze of competitive gaming, especially with the upcoming Dota 2. Social media has been having growing prominent influence on gaming along confronting images, notable when tv turned webshow host Fred Rogers made an episode emphasizing the importance of positive gameplay, limiting play times, good sportsmanship and having fun without acting negatively toward the other.
The turn of the decade would see the decline of YA novel film adaptations as none have been able to reach Harry Potter in terms of popularity (though some believe that other venues like television may hold promise) and the rise of superhero films. The successes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with that of the DC Film Universe was also giving off that something amazing was in the works. The Dark Knight trilogy wrapped up and the so called MCU released The Avengers which brought together all the elements that were assembled in the past four years to create a saga though the cliffhanger at the end indicated that it was far from over. The so-called DCFU meanwhile was going at a rather strange pace with Superman Returns along with Green Lantern being the first films of it. The speculations of the trilogy being part of it, but were ultimated dissuaded from at the last minute. Beyond superhero films though, James Bond seen a surprising return to form and environmentalism continues to be explored in different forms and fashion. The growing more serious nature of films that kicked off in the Gore era along with white collar crime films would end up taking a bit of a back seat at first in light of the Recession to make way for escapist films. Animation meanwhile continued with some new films from DreamWorks along with Disney making the shift toward CGI though many hoped hand drawn animation and the like would be able to continue on as such. Indie film was seeing a rise thanks to the partnership between Project MAY and Openfilm creating Project MAY-O and its big hits in the Scott Pilgrim film trilogy. An adaptation of the graphic novels (about two novels a film), it garnered surprising success and brought plenty of attention to Canada. Furthermore, some creative liberties were taken to make the film stand out more from the books (such as clarifying Scott's view) and smoothing out details to make a more coherent story. Furthermore, Scott being portrayed as a "directionless slacker" would end up garnering more sympathy and empathy since many would relate to his situation as a reflection of the problems of the Great Recession. The Great Recession would come to be a subtle influence on films.